Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sat 1 Oct - RACHEL MAYFIELD - Music, art and Birmingham

Songwriter and artist Rachel Mayfield shares her artistic journey and the reflections of an artist recently returned to her hometown of Birmingham. She is curating a multi-media exhibition 'Show Me Your Birmingham'. She performs new songs live.

Sat 24 Sep - FOREIGNERS IN PORTUGAL: Suspense and sunshine in the Algarve with Deborah Lawrenson

Author Deborah Lawrenson discusses the research and reflections behind her new novel, 300 Days of Sun. Looking at real-life child disappearances including the international search for Madeleine McCann, and tourist perceptions of the Mediterranean whose shiny surface flickers with sun and shadow.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Sat 17 Sept - MIGRATION AND INVENTION: talking with the writer George Szirtes

The poet George Szirtes reflects on personal experiences of migration and discusses issues of movement and relocation within and outside our changing Europe. Looking at how stories of crossing, loss and reconstruction feed art and creativity.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Sat 10 Sept = IMPROVISED INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Process, Poetry and Avant-Pop Music

Jude Cowan Montague reflects on her former work on the Reuters telelvision archive as an archivist and her work with the material as an artist, poet and musician/composer over the past ten years. Includes improvised news songs from 2010-1016.

SAT 3 SEPT = DARK WAVES: Sian-Kate Mooney on soap, psychology and violence

Artist Sian-Kate Mooney's experimental sculpture addresses popular symbols of violence. Her work Dark Wave reflects on Merian C. Cooper's King Kong and the political and racial metaphors in a parallel era of right-wing politics to today. Dark Wave is exhibiting at the Elements/Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Sat 30 July - WISDOM'S BOTTOM: A New Press for Poetry and Related Arts

Wisdom’s Bottom Press is a new cooperative venture based in England,
centred on relatively small runs of poetry and related arts. Daniel Lehan, Peter J. King and Jude Cowan Montague present the first three collections on the press and discuss social and political issues in their work.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Sat 23 July - STORIES FROM THE SHE-PUNKS: Music with a different agenda

Gina Birch (The Raincoats) and Helen Reddington (The Chefs) on their documentary in progress revisiting punk. The project includes new interviews of women who played instruments in punk bands. The pioneering women of punk rock dealt with the practicalities of punk and DIY culture and their experiences and reflections are inspiring young people's creative work today.